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Peter Brook

 
Date of Birth: March 21, 1925 (97)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Director
 
[US Tour, 1962]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Director
 
[West End, 1958]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1953]
Director

Writing

Adapter
Playwright

Photos

Ellen Stewart with director Peter Brook, date and photographer unknown. Photo

Ellen Stewart with director Peter Brook, date and photographer unknown.

From: 
Date:
06/27/2016

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 1983]
Director

[Broadway, 1971]
Director

[Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Broadway, 1964]
Director

[US Tour, 1962]
Director

[Broadway, 1960]
Director

[Broadway, 1959]
Director

[West End, 1958]
Director

[Broadway, 1958]
Director

[Broadway, 1954]
Director

[Broadway, 1953]
Director

Writing
Adapter
Playwright

Peter Brook Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1980 - Special Citation Gold Star
Peter BrookLe Centre International de Créations Théâtricales at La Mama
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1971 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Peter Brook, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Peter Brook, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1966 - Best Director Gold Star
Peter Brook, The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylu of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Peter Brook, Marat/Sade
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Best Direction of a Musical
Peter Brook, Irma La Douce
 
Tony Awards - 1959 - Best Direction
Peter Brook, The Visit

Peter Brook News

Ping Chong and Company to Present LAZARUS 1972â€"2022 in September at La Mama Photo Ping Chong and Company to Present LAZARUS 1972â€"2022 in September at La Mama
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

La MaMa, the theater Chong considers his artistic home—one of the first organizations to give him a platform following his years presenting performances in New York lofts—will present Lazarus 1972–2022, his new reimagining of the production that set his boundary-shattering career in motion, September 30 - October 16.

Japan Society Announces 2022-2023 Musical Performance Season Photo Japan Society Announces 2022-2023 Musical Performance Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

Japan Society has announced its Fall 2022-Winter 2023 season of concert performances with in-person programs focused on traditional and modern works, spanning the disciplines of opera, film, Noh theater, puppetry, and prose.

Japan Society Announces 2022-23 Performing Arts Season Featuring Events in Opera, The Photo Japan Society Announces 2022-23 Performing Arts Season Featuring Events in Opera, Theater, Dance & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Japan Society has announced its upcoming season of live, in-person performances at the Society with programs spanning traditional to contemporary, across the disciplines of opera, theater, traditional noh, puppetry, dance and more, slated for Fall 2022 and Winter/Spring 2023.

MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere  Photo MasterVoices Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring CARMEN, a Daniel Rein World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

MasterVoices has announced details of the chorus’ 81st season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The 2022-23 season opens on October 25 at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Mr. Sperling leading a concert staging of Bizet’s Carmen in its original Opéra Comique version.

Cast Announced for MISCHIEF MOVIE NIGHT at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Photo Cast Announced for MISCHIEF MOVIE NIGHT at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

Mischief, the award-winning company behind The Play That Goes Wrong, Magic Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery as well as BBC comedy series The Goes Wrong Show, announced the full cast for the return of Mischief Movie Night, the improvised movie live on stage.

PROTOTYPE: OPERA | THEATRE | NOW Reveals Details for 10th Anniversary Season Photo PROTOTYPE: OPERA | THEATRE | NOW Reveals Details for 10th Anniversary Season
by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

The 10th Anniversary PROTOTYPE – OPERA | THEATRE | NOW season will resume January 5 - 15, 2023 after it was postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.

West End Theatres To Dim Lights in Honour of Peter Brook Photo West End Theatres To Dim Lights in Honour of Peter Brook
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 4, 2022

London's West End theatres will dim their lights tonight in memory of British theatre and film director Peter Brook who has died aged 97.

Acclaimed Director Peter Brook Dies At 97 Photo Acclaimed Director Peter Brook Dies At 97
by Grace Cutler - Jul 3, 2022

Variety has just reported the death of Peter Brook at 97. He was a Tony and Emmy award winning british director.

Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play C Photo Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play CHOIR BOY
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome Chicago actor Jos N. Banks (He/They) to the cast of its hit play CHOIR BOY, written by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Partners With Razom For Ukraine For Benefit Concert Photo Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Partners With Razom For Ukraine For Benefit Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts will lift its voice to help Razom for Ukraine provide urgently needed humanitarian relief where it is desperately needed in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Dnipro, and Zaporizhzhia.

Peter Brook Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of FLUX VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of FLUX
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2018

Kate is a physicist in the 1980s. In a male-dominated world, she is determined to make her voice heard. But in the wake of an unexpected discovery, can she balance the personal and professional?

VIDEO: On This Day, July 26- Happy Birthday, Helen Mirren! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 26- Happy Birthday, Helen Mirren!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2018

Today we're celebrating the life and work of decorated star of stage and screen, Helen Mirren!

VIDEO: Glenda Jackson of THREE TALL WOMEN Talks Moving From Acting to Politics VideoVIDEO: Glenda Jackson of THREE TALL WOMEN Talks Moving From Acting to Politics
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2018

On last night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Glenda Jackson, currently starring in Three Tall Women on Broadway, recounted her decision to move from critically-acclaimed actress to a Member of Parliament. Watch the clip and hear what she had to say below!

VIDEO: Glenda Jackson Talks Roles for Women and Returning to the Stage in THREE TALL  VideoVIDEO: Glenda Jackson Talks Roles for Women and Returning to the Stage in THREE TALL WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Mar 4, 2018

After a second career as a Member of Britain's Parliament, Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson ('Women in Love,' 'A Touch of Class') has returned to acting, and is now appearing on Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's 'Three Tall Women.' Mark Phillips of CBS' Sunday Morning talked with Jackson about her life on two very different stages, and with her Broadway co-stars Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill about working with a legend.

STAGE TUBE: Young Vic's Short Film THE ROOF Pays Tribute to Director Peter Brook
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2016

Young Vic has released a short film honoring legendary director Peter Brook with a star-studded cast, including Ian McKellen, Natalie Dormer, Jude Law, David Lan, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Rory Kinnear, Marcello Magni, Sinead Matthews, Hugh Skinner, Noma Dumezweni, and Peter Brook himself.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of GöteborgsOperan's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2016

Puccini's own favourite work, about two lovers from different continents, is a tragedy of cultural stereotyping and misunderstandings. We are proud to present Madama Butterfly in a new, exciting production by the celebrated Japanese director YOSHI OÏDA, a long-time collaborator with the theatre and film director Peter Brook.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Paris Opera's 'Virtual Third Stage'
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2015

Today, the Paris Opera will expand on to a third 'virtual' stage called 3e Scène.  Stéphane Lissner, the director of the Paris Opera, called it “an autonomous venue for digital creation.”  Check out the trailer below!

BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters with David Hyde Pierce & David Lee!
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2015

David Hyde Pierce, winner of four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier, and multiple Emmy Award winner David Lee, Frasier's co-creator and executive producer, will reunite to discuss what goes into making a hit television show. At this onstage conversation event co-produced with Gimlet Media's Alex Blumberg (formally of This American Life and Planet Money), Pierce and Lee talk about what worked, what didn't work, and how to develop a memorable character. A part of Lincoln Center's Masters on Masters series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage.

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart Debunks Pizza-Eating Rumors on CONAN!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 15, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, Sir Patrick has eaten pizza before last year. Sort of. Below, check out the actor's appearance on CONAN in which he attempts to clear up recent false reports

BWW TV: Watch Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, Malcolm Gets & More in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2014

The New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, featuring Jennifer Bowles, Rob McClure, and Malcolm Gets will run for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Irma La Douce is directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action in time for opening night!


Peter Brook Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Peter Brook written?
Peter Brook has written 2 shows including Love Is My Sin (Adapter), Why? (Playwright).

What awards has Peter Brook been nominated for?
Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Le Centre International de Créations Théâtricales at La Mama , Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylu of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Marat/Sade Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Irma La Douce and Best Direction (Tony Awards) for The Visit .

What awards has Peter Brook won?
Special Citation (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Le Centre International de Créations Théâtricales at La Mama, Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylu of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sadeand Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Marat/Sade.